Veteran Eligible NRA Instructor Training

On May 31, 2013 Louisiana Shooters Unlimited began our first semester of Training NRA Instructors who have GI Bill® Educational Benefits to pay for their training to become NRA Instructors. A 26-week term will train you to be an NRA Certified Instructor in all 13 NRA Disciplines.

Registration is ongoing for upcoming terms. Bring your certificate of eligibility for GI Bill® benefits or email it to us if registering via email.

GI BILL® BENEFITS

The earlier you register, the sooner that the VA will process your $1260 monthly living expense and $500 books and materials stipends. We know that the paperwork to receive your GI Bill® benefits can be confusing. Let us help you navigate the system and make sure it is all done correctly. Call us for more information and instruction.
Veterans may apply for their Certificates of Eligibility here:
http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/
The School Name and address of record are:
Louisiana Shooters Unlimited, 9574 Simon LeBleu Road, Lake Charles, LA 70607

WHAT DO I NEED TO REGISTER?

Your GI Bill® Certificate of Eligibility (COE) is all you need to register. If you cannot get that by the time registration closes for a given term, we can do a provisional registration. Stipends will not start being paid by the VA until the COE is received by us. Interested veterans should begin applying for their Certificates of Eligibility as soon as possible.

WHAT WOULD MY CLASS SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?

The class load is 18 hours per week. Students currently have the option of attending Saturdays and Sundays at our Deridder facility (Section 1) or Wednesdays and Thursdays at our New Orleans location (Section 2). Classes are scheduled to run from 8am-5pm each day, but adjustments may occur occasionally due to weather, range availability, or other factors. An Instructor Candidate may be able to split sections with prior approval. We make every attempt to ensure that Instructor Candidates can manage their family and job obligations while enrolled in our courses. Your success is our success.

WHAT EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS WILL INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATES BE REQUIRED TO SUPPLY?

The exact amount of ammunition needed will depend upon how quickly one reaches the required level of proficiency in each discipline. Some instructor candidates have demonstrated the required level of proficiency in a discipline with 1/2 of a box of ammo. In any event, we expect that instructor candidates will easily be able to buy enough ammo with the $500 books and materials stipend that they get from the VA. How much of the stipend gets spent will depend upon how much practice is needed to reach the required proficiency levels. With respect to the firearms, there are no specified platforms required. The quals have to be shot with iron sights, but nothing requires that an instructor candidate use a certain firearm or even use his own firearm. We encourage candidates to bring firearms, but it is not required. Because traveling with and securing firearms while traveling can be difficult, we are able to provide firearms for our students to use. Please let us know in advance if you will not be bringing your own firearm.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

You can get information on what benefits you qualify for and how to use them here: http://www.gibill.va.gov/